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"The Republican Congressman from California is claiming Twitter and "a handful of its users", according to Fox News, have been "'shadow-banning conservatives" including himself to influence the 2018 elections, explicitly and systematically censoring opposing viewpoints and "ignoring' lawful complaints of repeated abusive behavior.
"Twitter is a machine", Steven Biss, Rep. Nunes' personal attorney, told Fox News.
Starr believes Nunes is using litigation to get the answers he wants from Twitter and using the courts to do what Congress is unable to do.
Nunes filed his lawsuit in Henrico County, Virginia early Tuesday.
Mr Nunes does not describe how Twitter shadow-banned his account in the complaint he filed.
Legal analysts have largely maintained that internet platforms such as Twitter are not liable for most content posted by third parties, but the Nunes lawsuit claims Twitter was negligent and failed to enforce its own terms of service.
"Mair relentlessly smeared and defamed Nunes during the campaign, filming stunts at Nunes' office in Washington, D.C. and posting them online, publishing videos on YouTube that falsely accused Nunes of multiple crimes, repeatedly publishing false and defamatory statements on Twitter, defaming Nunes online and to the press, and filing fraudulent ethics complaints against Nunes accusing him, inter alia, of violating House Ethics Rules", the lawsuit claims.
Nunes, who grew up on a dairy farm in the San Joaquin Valley, said the account @DevinCow made a number of false statements about him while employing cattle puns, including that he is "udder-ly worthless and its pasture time to move him to prison".
"Twitter's actions affected the election results". Devin Nunes' Mom retweeted false and defamatory content tweeted by Mair, and Mair encouraged her 37,000 followers to follow Devin Nunes' Cow. Huckabee said he is "so proud" of Nunes for suing, and that Twitter is essentially a "political arm" of the Democratic party. But fear not, we will win anyway, just like we did before!